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Due to rising currency value, Swedes now speculating in Spain’s housing market

I saw this story yesterday in a Swedish newspaper and thought it was interesting enough to comment on. Apparently, Swedish investment professionals are telling clients that the Spanish market is “hot” right now, given the depressed state of house prices there. I don’t know exactly what to make of this phenomenon since I haven’t seen it widely reported. But it bears noting as Sweden’s economy is doing quite well. And signs of speculative housing activity in Germany, which has done well, are marked.

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